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Probable Pitchers for September 29, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable PitchersYesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
(86-75) Nationals – 2 at 0 – Diamondbacks (80-81)
- Nationals 3B Chad Tracy blasted his fourth home run of the season.
- Nationals SP Dan Haren looked to be in vintage form, spinning seven scoreless innings.
- Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings went 2-for-4 with a double.
- Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy finished his season strong, allowing just two runs on five hits over seven innings.
- Brewers OF Carlos Gomez had a terrific night, going 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBI.
- Brewers RP Jimmy Nelson pitched well in his first MLB start, allowing one run on one hit and three walks in a no-decision.
- Mets 2B Daniel Murphy had another strong day at the dish in an extra-inning loss, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base.
- Mets SP Aaron Harang pitched well in a no-decision, allowing just one run and racking up seven strikeouts in his six innings of work.
(73-88) Phillies – 5 at 4 – Braves (95-66)
- Phillies C Cameron Rupp picked up the first two RBI of his MLB career.
- Phillies SP Ethan Martin pitched decently in a spot start, surrendering just one run on four hits over three innings.
- Braves OF Justin Upton had a monster day at the dish, going 4-for-5 with a homer, double and three RBI.
- Braves SP Mike Minor pitched very well in a losing effort, surrendering two runs on five hits over six strong innings.
- Pirates 2B Neil Walker launched a pair of solo homers, helping to clinch home field for the NL Wild Card play-in game.
- Pirates SP Charlie Morton gave up three runs over 4 1/3 innings.
- Reds SP Bronson Arroyo was blasted for six runs over 4 2/3 innings.
- Reds OF Jay Bruce smacked a two-run double.
2 at 6 – Cardinals (96-65)
- Cardinals OF Matt Holliday smashed a two-run homer in the first inning.
- Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright sscattered just two hits and a walk over 5 1/3 scoreless innings.
- Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo belted his 23rd home run of the season in a losing effort.
- Cubs SP Edwin Jackson struggled, allowing six runs on eight hits in only 2 2/3 innings of work.
- Rockies SP Juan Nicasio blanked the Dodgers for 5 1/3 innings, striking out seven, in a victory.
- Dodgers SP Zack Greinke was handed his fourth loss of the season after allowing one run in six innings.
- Padres OF Chris Denorfia led off with a solo homer.
- Padres SP Eric Stults tossed seven strong innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.
- Giants OF Hunter Pence celebrated his recently signed contract extension by belting his 27th homer of the season in a losing effort.
- Giants SP Yusmeiro Petit was knocked around, surrendering five runs on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.
– 2 at 7 – Blue Jays (74-87)
- Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ gave up just one run over 7 1/3 innings.
- Rays SP Chris Archer was pulled after allowing one run over 2 1/3 innings.
- Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored.
- Rays OF Wil Myers went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored.
- Rangers OF Craig Gentry went 2-for-4 with a bunt RBI single, a stolen base, and a run scored.
- Rangers SP Derek Holland gave up four runs over 4 2/3 innings.
- Angels RP Garrett Richards was pulled after giving up six runs (three earned) in 4 1/3 innings.
- Angels SS Erick Aybar went 3-for-5 with three runs sco red
(85-76) Royals – 5 at 6 – White Sox (63-98)
- White Sox DH Adam Dunn belted his 34th home run of the season.
- White Sox SP Erik Johnson pitched decently, allowing three runs on five hits over his 5 1/3 innings.
- Royals C Salvador Perez had a nice night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.
- Royals SP Yordano Ventura had the first rough start of his MLB career, surrendering three home runs
(97-64) Red Sox – 5 at 6 – Orioles (84-77)
- Orioles DH Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI,
- Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen continued his struggles in a no-decision, giving up three runs on nine hits in his 5 1/3 innings.
- Red Sox C David Ross went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
- Red Sox SP Jon Lester struggled in his final start of the regular season, allowing four runs on nine hits over five innings in a no-decision.
- Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Yankees SP Andy Pettitte ended his tremendous Major League career in style, allowing just one run on five hits in a complete game victory over the Astros.
- 1B Chris Carter went 1-for-4 and plated the Astros lone run.
- Astros RP Paul Clemens pitched well in a losing effort, surrendering two runs (one earned) on five hits over 5 1/3 frames.
5 at 7 – Mariners (71-90)
- Mariners SS Brad Miller had a monster day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and five RBI.
- Mariners SP Brandon Maurer pitched well, allowing just two runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.
- Athletics 1B Brandon Moss smashed his 30th home run of the season.
- Athletics SP Jarrod Parker was hit hard, surrendering seven runs on seven hits in only 4 1/3 innings.
1 at 2 – Marlins (61-100)
- Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton delivered a walkoff single in the 10th inning.
- Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi delivered a strong effort in a no-decision, allowing only one run on seven hits in his six innings of work.
- C Alex Avila's fourth inning sacrifice fly plated the Tigers lone run.
- Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez wrapped up the American League's ERA title in a no-decision, firing five scoreless innings.
- The Giants and Hunter Pence have agreed on a five-year, $90 million contract.
- Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is being considered day-to-day with a bruised shin after X-rays came back negative on Saturday.
- Brewers OF Khris Davis (hamstring, quad) is unlikely to return before the end of the season.
- The X-rays on Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig's shin came back negative on Friday, and the dynamic young outfielder is being considered day-to-day.
- Brewers 1B Corey Hart (knee) has received clearance to begin running on a treadmill.
- Braves RP Jordan Walden (groin) is scheduled to throw an inning during Sunday's game against the Phillies.
- C Brian McCann (groin) could get some at-bats in Sunday's regular season finale, according to Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.
- OF Yasiel Puig (foot) took batting practice on Saturday and will likely play on Sunday, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
- Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche is done for the rest of the year with a biceps strain.
- Cubs SP Edwin Jackson left Saturday's start against the Cardinals with mild lat discomfort.
- Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind was removed from Saturday's game against the Rays after his nagging back injury began acting up on him again.
- SP Ubaldo Jimenez is expected to start for the Indians in Sunday's regular season finale against the Twins.
- Astros C Jason Castro (knee) expects to participate in his regular offseason workouts, beginning a few weeks after the regular season concludes.
- Indians DH Jason Giambi is day-to-day after tweaking his forearm in Saturday's game.
- Orioles OF Mike Morse (wrist) has been shut down for the rest of the season by the Orioles.
- OF Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) is unlikely to play in Sunday's finale, according to A's manager Bob Melvin.
Notes & Rumors
- The Brewers announced that manager Ron Roenicke and his entire staff will return for the 2014 season.
- Now that the Giants have locked up Hunter Pence, they have turned their attention toward working on a contract extension for SP Tim Lincecum.
- SP Jake Westbrook will start for the Cardinals in Sunday's regular season finale against the Cubs.
- Jose Abreu will hold a showcase for interested Major League teams in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.
- The Mets and manager Terry Collins have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension.
- Brewers general manager Doug Melvin indicated Saturday that he will reach out to SS Jean Segura's agent this Winter to discuss a long-term deal.
- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Saturday that SP A.J. Burnett would start the first game of the NLDS should the Pirates advance past the Reds in Tuesday's wild card game.
- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle confirmed Saturday that SP Francisco Liriano will start for the Pirates in Tuesday's National League wild card game against the Reds.
- RP Guillermo Moscoso will start for the Giants in Sunday's season finale against the Padres.
- Giants SP Matt Cain has been shut down for the remainder of the 2013 season.
- SP Gio Gonzalez will no longer start Sunday's season finale for the Nationals.
- RP Tanner Roark, not Gio Gonzalez, will start for the Nationals on Sunday.
- SP Chris Capuano may be used as a reliever by the Dodgers in the postseason.
- SP Johnny Cueto will start for the Reds in their one-game playoff with the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
- Ned Yost has indicated that he'd like to return as the Royals manager for the 2014 season.
- RP David Huff is likely to start for the Yankees in Sunday's season finale against the Astros.
- Yankees RP Mariano Rivera said he's "done" and doesn't plan to play at all this weekend against the Astros.